We have chosen Lactobacillus plantarum in our Original and Beta Glucan formulas for research continues to show its many beneficial effects in both animal models and human studies.
Recent studies have further supported the potential of L. plantarum in treating intestinal disorders (Guzman, 2013).
IBS and Regularity: A small, 40 patient randomized, double-blind clinical trial showed that L. plantarum resolved abdominal pain in all IBS patients compared to the control group and provided significant bowel movement regularity to constipated patients (Niedzielin, 2001).
A recent, large scale follow-up clinical trial was performed using similar parameters and metrics and demonstrated beneficial effects relative to IBS (Ducrotte, 2012).
Infection of E. Coli: Notably Lactobacillus plantarum has been suggested to release factors that significantly inhibit pathogenic bacterial adhesion to the mucosa, inhibiting such organisms as E. coli which can cause E. coli-induced increase in barrier permeability (Mageli, 2002).
Guzman et al. (2013). Diet, Microbiome, and the Intestinal Epithelium: An Essential Triuvirate? BioMed Research International, 425146 (Published online).
Niedzielin et al. (2001). A controlled, double-blind, randomized study on the efficacy of Lactobacillus plantarum 299v in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 13(10), 1143-1147.
Ducrotte et al. (2012). Clinical trail: Lactobacillus plantarum 299v (DSM, 9843) improves symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. World Journal of Gastroenterology, 18(30), 4012-4018.
Mangell et al. (2002). Lactobacillus plantarum 299 v inhibits Escherichia coli-induced intestinal permeability. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 47(3), 511-516.
Lactobacillus plantarum is a good friend. It is not only will function as a trusted warrior in your digestive tract, but it is also an important commercial fermenter of some of our favorite foods—foods such sausage, sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables, adding to their safety, nutritional value and digestibility.
BioImmersion's Original Synbiotic Formula is the gold standard of probiotic formulas. It contains good bugs (probiotic) and good fiber (prebiotic). Its five pedigreed lactic acid bacteria are: L. plantarum, L. acidophilus, L. rhamnosus, S. thermophilus and B. longum.
The fiber is: the soluble fiber from organic chicory root called inulin. Take 1/4 -1 tsp daily.
BioImmersion's Beta Glucan High Potency Synbiotic is also a powdered supplement containing probiotic and prebiotic. The probiotics are the same five pedigreed species/strains as are found in the Original. The difference is in its collection of fibers. To the organic inulin we've added organic red beet root fiber and oat bran in which we've concentrated its soluble beta glucans fibers. Take 1 tsp. to 1tbl, daily.
For more detail on their feature and benefits click on the valuable links above, which will take you to their individual monographs.
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It is an amazing fact about the Komodo dragon, but they were only discovered around 100 years ago. Today, there is about 4000 dragons on the islands of Komodo, Gila Motang, Rinea and Flores in Indonesia's Lesser Sunda Islands. Weighting 300 pounds, 10 feet in length these guys don't mess around. It is always time for dinner and they are omnivorous—deer, pigs, water buffalo and humans are all for dinner. If their teeth don't kill you their bite will. Once bitten one dies of septic shock in 24 hours. (National Geographic)
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